10 Books Residential Construction Professionals Should Have on Their Bookshelf

Building pros check out the IBS Book Store

The 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) was a huge success. Over 76,000 attendees made their way through the show and the IBS Store sponsored by Vestaboard. These 10 titles flew off the shelves at the IBS Store during the show.

Top 10 BuilderBooks Best Sellers from the Show

Even if you didn’t buy one of these titles while you were at the show, you can still scoop up your copies at BuilderBooks.com. If you’re a residential construction pro, find out why these books should be on your bookshelf.

#1 2021 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes

2021 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes

Find answers to common code questions in this pocket-friendly and indispensable jobsite tool. Discover the impact of 2021 code changes and 100+ detailed illustrations, tables and discussions of foundations, fire safety, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, safe and healthy living environments and more.

#2 Accounting & Financial Management for Residential Construction, Sixth Edition

Accounting & Financial Management

Discover an invaluable resource for builders, remodelers, developers and contractors to take control of business finances. Find details on how an accounting system operates and the basic principles for processing financial data.

#3 Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent’s Job, Fifth Edition

Basic Construction Management

A must-read roadmap to excellence for anyone considering a career in construction supervision, new superintendents or experienced superintendents who want to polish their skills. Learn the essentials of managing projects within budget and discover proven practices for recruiting and keeping the best trade contractors, scheduling that makes sense and developing and implementing quality practices.

#4 The House That She Built

The House That She Built

Inspired by a REAL home exclusively built by a team of women in construction, skilled tradeswomen and women-owned companies. Educates young readers about the people and skills that go into building a home. One by one, children learn about the architect, framer, roofer and many more as these professionals contribute their individual skills needed to complete the new home.

#5 Jobsite Safety Handbook, Fourth Edition

Jobsite Safety Handbook

Identify and correct the most common hazards on your construction jobsites to protect workers and keep jobsites safe. With clear illustrations and photographs, the handbook includes new and updated information on fall protection for roofing work and around openings; personal protective equipment; working in confined spaces; heat and cold stress; hazardous materials and silica; first aid and medical services; and employer duties, including training and protective equipment.

#6 Land Development, Tenth Edition

Land Development

Comprehensive and indispensable resource for developers and builders to gain the edge that seasoned professionals use to acquire the most desirable tracts of land and understand the essentials and interrelated factors that contribute to successful land development projects.

#7 Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, Contractor Reference, Sixth Edition

Residential Construction Performance Guidelines

This fully updated reference tool helps builders and remodelers manage customer expectations and resolve customer complaints, while delivering high-performance homes with residential construction performance guidelines on how homes should perform during the warranty period.


#8 Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Create a winning marketing plan by carefully setting goals, creating strategy, targeting audiences and making your website and social media work together and work for you. Take a long-term approach to building and maintaining an effective marketing strategy with social media as a main component.

#9 NEW Warranties for Builders and Remodelers, Third

Warranties for Builders and Remodelers

Navigate the complex landscape of warranties with tips and advice from the legal experts of the National Association of Home Builders. Walk away equipped with the latest insights to safeguard your work and reputation.

#10 NEW What Home Buyers Really Want, 2024 Edition

What Home Buyers Really Want

Unlock the secrets to contemporary living with the 2024 Edition of the NAHB publication from BuilderBooks, “What Home Buyers Really Want”! 📘 Feel the pulse of post-pandemic preferences shaping the housing market. Discover fresh insights and turn them into action!



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  1. Great books.

    I am prepared to contribute to you as an author. I have a series of potential books to discuss relating to marketing, sales, and management.

    Please advise.

    Thank you.


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